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please donate to one of the organizations below

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This list is in no way exhaustive of organizations that need help, but a starting point. Find a more comprehensive list at Jezebel.
Descriptions about each individual organization were reused from their respective websites.

If you were sent this link in response to asking someone what they wanted for their birthday or the holidays, then they want you to help them spread the love instead of receiving a physical gift. If you are unable to make a donation, please consider volunteering your time. Find organizations that need your help at Volunteer Match.